Knightsbridge is a district located in West London just south of Hyde Park. Now an upscale residential area, Knightsbridge was originally a manor appertained to the abbey of Westminster during the time of Edward I. The district is notable, too, for housing the Japanese Village from 1885–1887. Today it is home to expensive and fashionable shops, such as Harrods and the flagship stores of Manolo Blahnik and Jimmy Choo. The Victoria and Albert Museum is also located in Knightsbridge. Related BRANCH article, Wendy S. Williams, "'Free-and-Easy,' 'Japaneasy': British Perceptions and the 1885 Japanese Village."

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Latitude: 51.499119500000
Longitude: -0.164439400000

Timeline of Events Associated with Knightsbridge

Date Event Manage
22 Jun 1857

Victoria and Albert Museum opened

Portrait of Queen VictoriaOn 22 June 1857, Queen Victoria opened the Victoria and Albert Museum. Image: George Hayter, State portrait of Queen Victoria, 1860 (oil on canvas), from the Government Art Collection of the United Kingdom. This image is in the public domain in the United States because its copyright has expired.

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